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In Search of Martin Klein: Joseph Wilcox

Encounters: John S.E. Alleyne, Nick Fagan, Colin J. Radcliffe and Alex Schechter

Opening: Saturday August 11, 6 - 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday August 11 - Sept 2


In Search of Martin Klein: Joseph Wilcox

"Let me start by saying this: Iím not a conspiracy theorist. Not that I donít believe in conspiracies, because I do. But Iím not your run of the mill "gay frogs," "the powers that be," "jet fuel canít melt steel beams" kind of nut job. And I could sit here listing the conspiracies from our recent history that have effectively been proven true in order to challenge your predisposition to dismiss conspiracy theories. But thatís something a conspiracy theorist would do, and Iím not one.

Furthermore, the term "conspiracy theory" wasnít even used in vernacular until the mid-60s, when the CIA started pushing it into the public sphere to discredit JFK assassination theories that were beginning to gain momentum. But sorry, Iím getting off track. And thatís not what this is about. This is about a person named Martin Klein.

I discovered Klein while browsing a web forum a few years back. He caught my attention with a series of posts he made with ideas I had not seen anywhere else; most notably a video explaining how the CIA had infiltrated the punk scene in the 80s. In an abrupt final post, he included a cryptic letter that he received from a company called True Picture America. Iíve come to the conclusion that this letter was a warning.

The film, In Search of Martin Klein, chronicles how radical leftist politics, 2pac, counterculture arts, a blockbuster movie from 1985, punk rock, Putinís personal advisor, and a peculiar symbol are all woven together to tell the story of this mysterious individual. Accompanying the film are photographs, objects, and documents serving as evidence from my path of discovery into who Martin Klein was and who he was not." -J.W.


Encounters: John S.E. Alleyne, Nick Fagan, Colin J. Radcliffe and Alex Schechter
Opening: Saturday August 11, 6 - 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday August 11 - Sept 2


John S.E Alleyne


Colin J. Radcliffe


Nick Fagan


Alex Schechter